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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Fossil Group’s Projections for 2016?

    Fossil Group reported 4Q15 net sales of $992.5 million, a fall of 6.8% compared to net sales of $1,064.8 million in fiscal 4Q14.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Coach’s Marketing Strategies

    To support its direct marketing initiatives, Coach has a database of 24 million households in North America and 10 million in Asia.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    How Deeply Did Fossil Group Dig in during 4Q15 and 2015?

    Fossil Group (FOSL) has a market cap of $2.1 billion. FOSL rose by 28.6% to close at $44.30 per share on February 17, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Opportunities and Challenges for Coach

    Coach expects to realize $160 million in annual savings due to its restructuring initiatives from fiscal 2016 onward. It also expects to maintain its annual dividend of $1.35 per share.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Your Quick Overview of Kate Spade’s 2Q16 Results and Stock Market Performance

    Kate Spade (KATE) reported weaker-than-expected 2Q16 results on August 3, 2016, recording EPS of $0.11, as compared to the Wall Street estimate of $0.14.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    KeyBanc Capital Markets Upgrades Fossil to ‘Overweight’

    Fossil Group (FOSL) has a market cap of $1.6 billion. It rose 8.4% to close at $35.70 per share on November 16, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Downgrades Kate Spade to ‘Neutral’

    Kate Spade (KATE) reported fiscal 3Q16 net sales of $316.5 million—a rise of 14.1% compared to net sales of $277.3 million in fiscal 3Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    Why Blue Ridge Capital exits position in Coach

    Coach shares fell in June after the company said it will close 70 out of its 351 North American full-price stores by the end of the first half of 2015.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Can Coach Revive North America Same-Store Sales in Fiscal 2016?

    Coach’s (COH) performance in North America remained pressured in the quarter, with sales declining 7% in reported terms to $731 million.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    Coach Receives 78% ‘Buy’ Ratings from Wall Street Analysts

    Of the analysts that cover Coach (COH), 78% recommend a “buy” on the stock, 25% recommend holding it, and 3% suggest selling it.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    Coach Is Trading at the Upper End of Its Valuations

    Coach’s one-year forward earnings multiple surged to 20.7x versus a three-year average of 18.3x.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coach’s Comeback Story and Strategy Change

    Coach pulled out of 250 department stores in the US during its last reported quarter, reducing the department store count by ~25% in 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Michael Kors Stock Slides after Its Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    Michael Kors (KORS) has a strong cash flow position. The company ended fiscal 4Q17 with cash and cash equivalents of $228 million and net debt of -$95 million.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    KORS Beats on Earnings and Revenues, Lowers Guidance for Fiscal 1Q18

    Michael Kors (KORS) reported fiscal 4Q17 EPS of $0.73, $0.03 higher than analyst estimates. KORS’ revenues fell 11.7% year-over-year to ~$1.1 billion, beating the consensus by $10.0 million.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding Coach’s Stock Jump after Its Latest Earnings Beat

    Coach’s (COH) stock price rose 11.4% to $43.15 after it reported its results on May 2. The company is currently sitting on a YTD profit of 23%.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Coach’s Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings?

    Coach (COH) reported a 5% YoY rise in its EPS for fiscal 3Q17, registering $0.46 per share.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Coach’s 3Q17 Earnings Story: Earnings Beat, Revenue Miss

    For fiscal 3Q17, Coach reported earnings of $0.46 per share, beating the Wall Street analyst average estimates by $0.02.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did Kate Spade Stock Plunge 15% on April 4?

    Kate Spade’s (KATE) share price tanked 14.6% on Tuesday, April 4, as Reuters reported Monday evening that the handbag manufacturer had sought more time from Coach (COH) to consider its buyout offer.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Key Drivers of VF Corporation’s Top Line in Fiscal 4Q16

    VF Corporation’s D2C revenues rose 11% YoY, gaining strength from a mid-teen surge in the Outdoor & Action Sports and a low double-digit rise in Jeanswear.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    KATE’s 4Q16 Profitability Improves on Better Cost Controls

    KATE’s strict cost-control measures resulted in a 390-basis-point fall in its selling, general, and administrative rate, which fell to 39.1% of its sales in 4Q16 from 43.0% in 4Q15.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Kate Spade Beats Earnings, Confirms Strategic Review

    New York–based Kate Spade (KATE) reported its 4Q16 results on February 16, 2017. The company’s earnings per share stood at $0.41.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Telsey Downgraded Kate Spade & Company to ‘Market Perform’

    On January 25, 2017, Telsey downgraded Kate Spade’s rating to “market perform” from “outperform.” It reported fiscal 3Q16 net sales of $316.5 million.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coach: CLSA and Atlantic Equities Downgraded Its Rating

    On January 25, 2017, CLSA downgraded Coach’s rating to “outperform” from “buy.” Atlantic Equities downgraded Coach’s rating to “neutral” from “overweight.”

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CLSA Rated Nike as ‘Underperform’

    Nike (NKE) has a market cap of $86.7 billion. It fell 0.64% to close at $52.93 per share on January 19, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Kate Spade Stock Rise on December 28?

    Kate Spade (KATE) rose more than 23.0% on December 28, 2016, after the report that the company is planning to sell its businesses with the help of investment banker.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wolfe Research Downgraded Kate Spade to ‘Peer Perform’

    On November 23, 2016, Wolfe Research downgraded Kate Spade & Company’s rating to “peer perform” from “outperform.”

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Goldman Sachs Upgraded Autoliv to ‘Neutral’

    Autoliv (ALV) has a market cap of $8.9 billion. It fell 1.1% and closed at $100.65 per share on November 23, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Piper Jaffray Upgrades Fossil Group to ‘Neutral’

    Fossil Group (FOSL) has a market cap of $1.7 billion. It rose 2.7% to close at $35.24 per share on November 21, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Fossil Group Perform in 3Q16?

    Fossil Group (FOSL) has a market cap of $1.3 billion. It rose 3.5% to close at $25.58 per share on November 4, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Kate’s Stock Price Crashes on Weaker Gross Margin Warning

    Kate Spade has seen YTD losses of 18%. The stock price plunged 10.2% after it warned about further margin contraction during its 3Q16 earnings call.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Macro Headwinds Pressurize Kate’s 3Q16 Comps and Gross Margin

    Kate Spade (KATE) reported a 15% rise in sales in 3Q16, with total sales reaching $316.5 million.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Kate Spade Beats Earnings and Revenue Estimates in 3Q16

    Kate Spade’s top line and bottom line beat Wall Street estimates, with revenue rising 15% YoY to $316 billion—nearly $5.5 million more than expectations.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    What Does Wall Street Recommend for KATE, COH, and KORS?

    Wall Street has a bullish outlook on Kate Spade. The company has received 76% “buy” and 23% “hold” recommendations from analysts.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    How Will Kate Spade’s Fiscal 2016 Performance Shape Up?

    As a result of its second quarter headwinds, Kate Spade (KATE) lowered its full fiscal 2016 outlook.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Kate Spade’s Performance in Fiscal 2Q16?

    Kate Spade’s (KATE) 2Q16 performance was characterized by a disconcerting slowdown in sales comps and a contraction in margins.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Can Kate Spade’s 3Q16 Results Boost Investor Sentiment?

    Kate Spade (KATE) is set to report its quarterly earnings on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, before the markets open.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fossil Will Ship Smartwatches Based on Qualcomm Technologies

    Fossil fell by 4.6% to close at $28.13 per share during the fifth week of August, with weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements of -4.6%, -4.8%, and -23.1%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    Kate Spade Stock’s Gains Were Erased after Disappointing 2Q16

    Kate Spade (KATE) delivered an above-average stock market performance and gained about 21% by the end of July 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect from Kate Spade in 2H16?

    As a result of weaker-than-expected 2Q results, Kate Spade (KATE) lowered its full-year guidance.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Key Highlights of Kate Spade’s 2Q16 Results

    Kate Spade (KATE), which reported its 2Q16 results on August 3, 2016, reported a 13.7% YoY (year-over-year) increase in its total sales.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Kate Spade’s Key Focus Areas

    KATE’s top line grew by 9.1% YoY (year-over-year) in fiscal 2015, as compared to a 7.7% YoY increase for Michael Kors and a 12.7% YoY decline for Coach.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Kate Spade’s Current Valuation Could Mean

    After doubling its EPS (earnings per share) in fiscal 2015, Kate Spade (KATE) is predicted to report EPS growth of 56% in fiscal 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Lies ahead for Kate Spade?

    Kate Spade has predicted that its top-line growth will be in the 11.0%–13.5% range in fiscal 2016, which is in line with the consensus average of 13.5%.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Kate Spade Perform in Fiscal 1Q16?

    In 1Q16, Kate Spade reported industry-leading, direct-to-consumer comparative sales of 19%. The company also added 14 stores during the quarter.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Is Kate Spade Positioned in the American Affordable Luxury Segment?

    Kate Spade recorded total sales of $1.3 billion in the past twelve months. Michael Kors and Coach saw sales of $4.7 billion and $4.3 billion, respectively.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Really Driving Kate Spade’s Sales?

    Kate Spade’s primary target audience is middle- and upper-middle class consumers, particularly women, which accounted for 70% of Kate’s net sales in 2015.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Kate Spade’s Business and Brands

    KATE’s Jack Spade offers fashion products for men. The Kate Spade New York brand product line primarily sells handbags, apparel, and other accessories.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    How Does PVH’s Valuation Rack Up against Other Apparel Stocks?

    PVH Corp (PVH) is currently trading at one-year forward earnings multiple of 13.4x on a next-12-month earnings per share of $6.57.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Jeffrey Sherman of DoubleLine Thinks about High Yield Market

    Jeffrey Sherman was of the opinion that despite a rebound in equity markets, high yield investors may suffer due to volatility in the energy sector.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Currency warfare is a way to export deflation

    When a country depreciates its currency, its major trading partners depreciate their own currencies. They do this to save their economies from entering into deflation.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Costs And Profitability At Coach

    Coach’s transformational plan aims to return the handbag maker to “a place of best-in-class profitability and sustainable growth.”

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will The Coach Transformation Plan Work?

    Going forward, Coach will have to balance its need to rebuild its brand with the realities of a cut-throat and discount-seeking market.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coach Outperforms Rivals In E-commerce

    Coach enjoys an advantage over fast-growing rival Michael Kors (KORS) in e-commerce.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Purse Wars: Coach Seeing Fierce Competition For Market Share

    Competition is fierce in all of the affordable luxury industry. And, there are many players, including KORS and KATE.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Selling Channels: How Coach Products Reach Customers

    Coach, Inc. (COH) distributes products through wholesale and direct-to-customer channels. It runs wholesale shops-within-shops at major department stores.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Introduction To Luxury Brand Pioneer Coach

    Coach is a well-known premium fashion brand. In recent years, Coach has faced increasing competition from newer entrants in the affordable luxury market.

    By Phalguni Soni
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